Tag Archives: Communion service

ASK FATHER: Communion service on priest’s day off.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve never looked up any documents about “communion services”. Other than the obvious occassions where Holy Communion is distributed outside of Mass (viaticum, Good Friday, etc.), what’s the story with “Communion services”? Are they allowed? We have one … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In Communion Services to do people “self communicate”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is anyone other than a Priest allowed to self-Communicate as in a “Communion” service? Thank you.
GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson
Herein we get some fairly complicated liturgical law, and this is one of those situations where having a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Surprised by a Communion Service with a lay leader

From a reader:
Whilst on holiday in Bournemouth, UK I called into one of the RC churches to say a few prayers. It seemed as though Mass was about to begin but, to my great shock, a lay woman went up … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Word and Communion services with a deacon permissible?

From a reader:
We have a shortage of priests in our diocese in England, not so short that we can’t have Sunday Mass. but occasionally weekday Mass might not be available in a Parish. When are these services of Word and … Continue reading

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Holy Communion services mistaken to be “as good as Mass”

My friend Fr Ray Blake, parish priest in Brighton, has a good analysis of the phenomenon of lay people – lay women – leading Communion services in the absence of priests. Many of us have had the experience of hearing … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When there is no Mass for Sunday

From a reader:
I was just reading my parish’s bulletin and noticed that next week
there is no Mass on Saturday or Sunday because the priest is away.
Instead the deacon is leading a Liturgy of the Word with a Communion Service in place … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Lay people decide on their own to have a Communion service, help themselves.

From a reader:
At Mass yesterday morning, the substitute priest forgot to show up.
Several members of the congregation took it upon themselves to have a “Communion Service” with all the readings, etc. One of the EMHCs
opened the Tabernacle and got the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sunday obligation and Communion service

From a reader:
Recently a friend of mine went to what he thought was Mass, but actually turned out to be a eucharistic service on a Sunday. He says the ordinary priest was absent but another person (assuming a priest as … Continue reading

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